May 17, 2022
Springfield Police Conduct Operation Safe Ride
Springfield, Mo. – The Springfield Police Department investigates numerous accidents each year involving motorcycles including seven that were fatal in 2021. To help prevent crashes involving motorcycles, and encourage safe driving behavior, the Springfield Police Department conducts enforcement and education activities throughout the year.
On May 14, 2022, The Springfield Police Department conducted Operation Safe Ride in cooperation with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Greene County Sheriff's Office. Operation Safe Ride provides a highly visible enforcement presence in the city that focuses on motor vehicle law violations and motorcycle safety.
In the course of this year’s first Operation Safe Ride, officers made nine vehicle stops resulting in eight issued citations. Two motorcycle riders were arrested for resisting arrest after fleeing from officers, one of whom was in possession of a stolen handgun and a controlled substance.
The Springfield Police Department will conduct additional Operation Safe Ride events during 2022.
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Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters
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